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The lack of social distancing angered him, so he pulled out a gun and began firing, cops say.
No… this is not from The Onion.
Douglas Marks is accused to pulling out a gun and screaming at a mother and son, "You all aren't social distancing!"
He then began firing shots inside the hotel lobby.
Fortunately, no one was injured from the incident.
Marks was arrested and is currently in custody.
More details on this alarming incident below:
Liberals like to accuse conservatives of gun violence.
However, this man likely was clearly threatening people over the "lack" of social distancing.
The reality, though, is that the people he targeted were likely living under the same roof. It was a mother and her son, the police confirm.
According to the Miami Herald:
A South Florida man fired a gun at a Miami Beach hotel after police say he became enraged over a mother and son’s lack of social distancing.
Douglas Marks, 29, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a firearm to commit a felony and discharging a firearm in public. Jail records show he’s being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $11,000 bond.
The incident occurred Monday evening in the lobby of Crystal Beach Suites, located at 6985 Collins Ave. Marks noticed a woman, later identified as Veronica Pena, sitting on a couch with her son. He approached the two and told them to leave.
“You all aren’t social distancing,” Marks barked, according to the arrest report.
Ignoring him, Pena and her son didn’t move. She then overheard Marks say, “Let me take care of them, I have two people not following directions” before he grabbed a black firearm and let off several shots, according to Miami Beach police.
No one was injured.
The irony, of course, is that in that moment, Marks and his gun likely posed a greater threat to the mother & her son than COVID-19.
Unfortunately, far left radicals are beginning to behave as though they can control people and boss them around.
Despite the threat, it is being reported that the mother and son stayed in place and refused to move.
Marks himself has admitted to the shooting.
The New York Post also confirms the incident:
A Florida man was arrested for allegedly firing a gun inside the lobby of a Miami Beach hotel in response to a family flouting social distancing norms, a report said.
Douglas Marks, 29, is accused of squeezing off the rounds at the Crystal Beach Suites on Monday night, the Miami Herald reported, citing police.
Marks confronted a mother-son duo sitting on a lobby couch and told them, “You all aren’t social distancing,” according to an arrest report obtained by the paper.
The mother, Veronica Pena, and her son ignored Marks and remained in place, the report said.
Marks then allegedly said “Let me take care of them, I have two people not following directions,” before firing several shots. It’s unclear who Marks was speaking to.
Nobody was injured in the shooting, which Marks admitted to, but claimed to fire “four warning shots” because he was being followed by somebody, the paper reported.
As President Trump has frequently said, we cannot allow the cure to be worse than the virus itself.
Shooting people because they are "not" social distancing is more deadly than the virus, especially when the people being accused are family.
Unfortunately, Marks' logic clearly comes from the radical left playbook.
The good news is that he is in custody.